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Stressed out parents less likely to cook homemade meals
(Reuters Health) - On days when parents feel stressed or depressed, kids are less likely to get homemade food for dinner, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can you cope with seasonal affective disorder?
More than just the 'winter blues,' seasonal affective disorder can turn the holiday season into a time of gloom and fatigue. So how can you keep it at bay? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Hormonal contraception linked to increased risk of depression
According to a Danish study, published in theAmerican Journal of Psychiatry, women, particularly adolescents, on hormonal contraception have an increased risk of developing depression and are more likely to attempt suicide.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Effects of childhood trauma on cortisol levels in suicide attempters and ideators - O'Connor DB, Green JA, Ferguson E, O'Carroll RE, O'Connor RC.
OBJECTIVES: Suicide is a global health issue. Dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity, as measured by cortisol levels, has been identified as one potential risk factor for suicide. Recent evidence has indicated that blunted cortisol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effect of social support and disclosure of child abuse on adult suicidal ideation: findings from a population-based study - Baiden P, Fallon B, Antwi-Boasiako K.
BACKGROUND: To examine the proportion of Canadian adults with a history of child abuse who disclosed the abuse to child protection services before age 16 years and identify the effect of social support and disclosure of child abuse on lifetime suicidal ide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child abuse associates with an imbalance of oligodendrocyte-lineage cells in ventromedial prefrontal white matter - Tanti A, Kim JJ, Wakid M, Davoli MA, Turecki G, Mechawar N.
Child abuse (CA) is a major risk factor for depression, and strongly associates with suicidal behavior during adulthood. Neuroimaging studies have reported widespread changes in white matter integrity and brain connectivity in subjects with a history of CA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lifetime trauma and depressive symptomatology among older American Indians: the Native Elder Care Study - Çayır E, Burke MP, Spencer M, Schure MB, Goins RT.
We examined the association between lifetime traumatic events with or without trauma  response symptoms and depressive symptomatology in American Indians aged ≥ 55 years from a tribe in the Southeastern US (N = 362). Twenty-three percent of the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Does acute propranolol treatment prevent posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression in children with burns? - Rosenberg L, Rosenberg M, Sharp S, Thomas CR, Humphries HF, Holzer CE, Herndon DN, Meyer WJ.
This study examined whether acute propranolol treatment prevented posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression in children hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit for large burns. We hypothesized that the prevalence of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Antipsychotic augmentation for major depressive disorder: a review of clinical practice guidelines - Simons P, Cosgrove L, Shaughnessy AF, Bursztajn H.
Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are seen as the gold standard of evidence-based care. Because of their influence, these guidelines can have profound legal and economic effects. Despite their proliferation and influence, the trustworthiness and quality ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The failure of suicide prevention in primary care: family and GP perspectives - a qualitative study - Leavey G, Mallon S, Rondon-Sulbaran J, Galway K, Rosato M, Hughes L.
BACKGROUND: Although Primary care is crucial for suicide prevention, clinicians tend to report completed suicides in their care as non-preventable. We aimed to examine systemic inadequacies in suicide prevention from the perspectives of bereaved family mem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

A comparison of vocational engagement among young people with psychosis, depression and borderline personality pathology - Caruana E, Cotton SM, Farhall J, Parrish EM, Chanen A, Davey CG, Killackey E, Allott K.
Poor vocational engagement is well documented among young people experiencing first-episode psychosis (FEP). The aim of the present study was to establish and compare rates of vocational engagement across young people with first-episode psychosis, depressi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Do primary care physicians help the bereaved with their suicide losses: loss survivor perceptions of helpfulness from physicians - Feigelman W, Sanford RL, Cerel J.
Several previous studies suggested that primary care physicians can provide important bereavement assistance to survivors of suicide, yet no study has investigated whether suicide-bereaved patients perceive their physicians as helpful. Contacting bereaveme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gender differences in stressful life events and depression in Chinese adults aged 30-79 years - Wu M, Li JC, Yu CQ, Chen YP, Lyu J, Guo Y, Bian Z, Tan YL, Pei P, Chen JS, Chen ZM, Li LM.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate gender specific differences in the association between stressful life events (SLEs) and depression in Chinese adults aged 30-79 years. METHODS: In the baseline survey during 2004-2008, the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB) recr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The impact of comorbid diagnoses on the course of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in residents of battered women's shelters - Fedele KM, Johnson NL, Caldwell JC, Shteynberg Y, Sanders SE, Holmes SC, Johnson DM.
OBJECTIVE: The current investigation sought to explore the impact of the comorbidities of substance use disorder (SUD), major depressive disorder (MDD), and borderline personality disorder (BPD) on the trajectory of intimate partner violence (IPV)-related ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Contrasting relationship between depression, quantitative gait characteristics and self-report walking difficulties in people with multiple sclerosis - Kalron A, Aloni R.
This study included 132 people with MS (PwMS) (80 women), mean EDSS 2.9 (S.D. = 1.7). Depression was assessed by the Hospital... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Suicide and its legal implications in Pakistan: a literature review - Naveed S, Qadir T, Afzaal T, Waqas A.
In recent decades, great strides have been made in understanding the science of suicide. Thus, it is imperative that Pakistani legal systems bridge the gap between Pakistani law and science. For instance, recent discoveries in public health, psychology, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Female labour force participation and suicide rates in the world - Chen YY, Chen M, Lui CSM, Yip PSF.
The current study aims to illustrate male to female suicide rate ratios in the world and explore the correlations between female labour force participation rates (FLPR) and suicide rates of both genders. Further, whether the relationship of FLPR and suicid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

A comparison of multi-component systems approaches to suicide prevention - Baker ST, Nicholas J, Shand F, Green R, Christensen H.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the new Australian approach to suicide prevention, LifeSpan, and compare it to other multi-component intervention models. METHOD: The components, implementation strategies and effectiveness of three multi-component interventi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

5 Pieces of Damaging Advice for Treating Depression
There’s plenty of advice on treating depression. There are thousands of books, blog posts and magazine articles. Everyone seems to have an opinion. Try this herb or vitamin. Avoid sugar. Be grateful. Be more grateful. You just need some fresh air. Go to therapy. Don’t go to therapy—it’s a waste of time and money. Of course, some advice is sincerely spot-on. Some advice seems helpful, but misses the mark for people struggling with clinical depression. And some of it is just plain bad. Which is why we asked psychologists who specialize in depression to share the damaging advice they’ve come acr...
Source: Psych Central - November 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders Family General Psychotherapy Relationships & Love Self-Help behavioral activation therapy Clinical Depression depression advice Depression Treatment giving advice Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy lo Source Type: news

Juliette and Kirran explain what working on our campaign has meant to them
Arthritis Research UK’sThe Nation’s Joint Problem campaign has reached millions of people over the last three months, through national news stories and features and TV, cinema and billboard advertising. We asked two people who helped to shape the campaign content about their experience of being part of our ground-breaking push to change attitudes to arthritis.JulietteJournalist and author ofMostly Cloudy, Some Bright Spells Juliette Wills, 45, has lived with inflammatory spinal arthritis for 18 years. She wrote thesix powerful stories featured in The Guardian which exposed the hidden impact of arthritis, as wel...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Why you SHOULD cover your ears when a train goes past
Researchers in Canada were the first to quantify how much noise most people are exposed to during their commute. They found long-term exposure leads to hearing loss and depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Therapist who advised baby bottle for boy, 9, gets court win
An Oregon appeals court has ruled that a state board was wrong to permanently revoke the license of a psychologist who advised a baby bottle and "tummy time" for a troubled 9-year-old patient who later attempted suicide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Most Overlooked Symptom in Cancer Care
Mood disorders are common mental health sequelae of cancer, but depression in patients with cancer is frequently missed by healthcare providers, and there are many reasons for this oversight. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN Tags: News Oncology Nursing Depression Source Type: news

Dad's Depression Also Boosts Kids' Risk Dad's Depression Also Boosts Kids' Risk
Maternal depression contributes to the risk for depression in children and adolescents, but new research shows paternal depression has an equally deleterious impact on children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Light Pollution Is Getting Worse Every Year. That ’s Bad For Your Health
Nothing has captured the march of wealth and progress like any society’s ability to light up the night—first with campfires and torches, then with gas lamps, finally with incandescent lights. Franklin Roosevelt’s 1936 Rural Electrification Act was an effort both to bring modernity to the 90% of American farms that lacked electricity and to help jolt the American economy, which was still deep in the Depression. The modern nighttime image of the Korean peninsula as seen from space, with darkness north of the 38th parallel and brilliant light in the vibrant south, powerfully captures the connection between c...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Environment health illumination Light NASA nature NOAA onetime Science Sprawl Source Type: news

Doctor recalls own experience with postpartum depression
Dr Tara Lynn Frankhouser didn't fully understand the postpartum depression she saw in her patients in her North Carolina practice until she went through itself. She bravely tells of all she went through. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Brain fog: Causes and how to cope
Brain fog affects mental processes such as memory and concentration. It can be a symptom of many conditions, including multiple sclerosis and depression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Study examines which adolescents benefit most from sleep interventions
(Wiley) In a recent study of adolescents, the benefits of cognitive-behavioral sleep interventions were greatest among individuals with higher levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Workplace Sexual Harassment Ongoing in Women, Up for Men
Women report more adverse effects after SH than men, but SH can trigger depression, anxiety in men (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

I Love Someone With Depression
This kind of dynamic can be hard on any relationship, but especially one like ours in which we both have chronic health issues. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Apple Watch, Cognition Kit offer accurate cognitive, mood assessment
Apple Watches may soon help patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) record their symptoms easily and accurately. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

' Staggering' Number of Drug, Alcohol, Suicide Deaths Projected'Staggering' Number of Drug, Alcohol, Suicide Deaths Projected
More than 1.6 million deaths due to drugs, alcohol, and suicide in the United States are projected during next decade, a 60% increase compared to the previous decade.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says
Increasing numbers of American girls are overdosing on drugs, cutting themselves and causing other types of self-injury including suicide attempts (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What ’s behind the rise in youth suicides?
More evidence continues to emerge that the number of children and young teens attempting and dying from suicide is on the rise (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-Harm Cases Surging Among U.S. Girls
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Self-harm, Suicide, Teen Mental Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral Contraceptives Linked to Suicide Oral Contraceptives Linked to Suicide
The researchers call for greater awareness of the possibility that hormonal contraceptives can affect mood, particularly in adolescent girls.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Self-Inflicted Injuries Surge Among Tween & Early Teen Girls
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Emergency room visits for non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries surged in recent years among US girls and young women, especially those between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new study. However, rates of self-harm among boys and young men between the ages of 10 and 24 remained stable throughout the years 2001 through 2015, the researchers said. “Suicide is preventable,” said Melissa C. Mercado, lead author of the study published Tuesday in JAMA and a behavioral scientist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “These findings underscore the need for the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Suicide Source Type: news

Suicide Risk in Teens: Look Everywhere Suicide Risk in Teens: Look Everywhere
Suicide is the second most common cause of death in teens. And we have to do better at identifying at-risk kids.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Giving Thanks for Survivors
Living with the disease for almost a decade has made me more susceptible to the sorrow of unrelated but potentially horrific suffering. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Cancer Holocaust and the Nazi Era Families and Family Life War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017) Concentration Camps Suicides and Suicide Attempts Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Boosting brain's 'executive center' may prevent anxiety
New research finds that stimulating activity in the brain's dorsolateral prefrontal cortex protects against symptoms of depression and mood disorders. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

MRI reveals brain changes caused by depression, anxiety
Major depressive disorder and social anxiety disorder lead to abnormal modifications...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI reveals that 'magic mushrooms' reduce depression fMRI links brain disruptions to Parkinson's hallucinations fMRI locates brain region tied to sleep-related depression fMRI scans may help choose depression treatment strategy fMRI shows emotional areas of brain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Healthy Native Youth
HealthyNativeYouth.org, produced in collaboration by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, provides resources for culturally-appropriate sexual health programs to AI/AN youth.  Stakeholders from adolescent health and Indian Country were consulted to build connections, offer input and provide insight. The site can be used by tribal health educators, teachers and parents. It’s designed to provide the training and tools needed to promote ...
Source: Dragonfly - November 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health K-12 Training & Education Source Type: news

US farmers are depressed, anxious and at risk of suicide
As crop prices fall across the US, farmers are increasingly anxious, depressed, and at risk of suicide, as shown by a recent Minnesota survey. Some states have introduced helplines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Farmers are depressed, anxious and at risk of suicide
As crop prices fall across the US, farmers are increasingly anxious, depressed, and at risk of suicide, as shown by a recent Minnesota survey. Some states have introduced helplines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study reveals what depression, anxiety look like in the brain
MRI brain scans of people with depression and social anxiety show common and specific differences in cortical thickness, compared with healthy people. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Why Millennials Follow Dr. Dean Ornish
After 40 years as a public physician educating people on heart disease, Dr. Dean Ornish's work is finding new resonance among Millennials who are battling anxiety, depression and other wellness-related issues. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eve Turow Paul, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Assessment of Major Depression After Breast Cancer Assessment of Major Depression After Breast Cancer
The ability to distinguish depressive symptoms from similar cancer-related somatic symptoms in women with breast cancer remains a challenge. How best should these patients be screened and treated?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

A physician explores her own experience with postpartum depression
(American Academy of Family Physicians) I thought I knew what it meant for patients to hear a diagnosis of postpartum depression, " writes family physician Tara Frankhouser, DO. After the birth of her first child, however, she found that the reality of the condition was much different than she anticipated. In a qualitative study using autoethnography -- a method of self-reflection and analysis of personal and cultural experiences -- Dr. Frankhouser identifies issues that shape the experience of postpartum depression, including standards of intensive mothering, feelings of guilt, and the stigma of mental illness. (Sour...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simple EKG can determine whether patient has depression or bipolar disorder
(Loyola University Health System) A groundbreaking Loyola Medicine study suggests that a simple 15-minute electrocardiogram could help a physician determine whether a patient has major depression or bipolar disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news